January 4, 2013 Subject:
Ordinary silent comedy short, but it still has entertainment value
Per several sources online:
Produced in 1917, and filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Once brief scene was filmed at "Public Square". There were a total of 27 "Black Diamond Comedies" shorts, but only two are known to survive. The other surviving short is "Susie Slips One Over" (1917).
These shorts were produced by "United States Motion Picture Corporation". Along with the two shorts mentioned above, there is another surviving short by them: "His Neglected Wife", released under the "Unique Comedies" title.
The above info is from several websites, including Wikipedia.
Personally, I found this short to be quite amusing, and several of the gags made me laugh out loud.
March 6, 2009 Subject:
FUN TO WATCH
"Her Fractured Voice" must have been made during the early 20th century. While extremely simple, it was fun to watch this vintage silent film.
March 5, 2009 Subject:
The Most Dangerous Race
Amusing, but not, you know, hysterical film about a girl who has an awful singing voice and gets hoodwinked by a big city guy who offers her fame and fortune. The lead actress in this (Leatrice Joy perhaps?) does a good job. Love her enunciated singing (even though this is silent). The story is pretty basic, and it has a bit of cheaply made stunt driving in the end. Not bad, but certainly not the best silent comedy ever.
Finally, on several of the cards, mention of a "Dangerous Race" is made about a white individual. I'm curious about this one, I do know that at the time Race and Nationality meant the same this meant the same thing.. But they didn't mention what "race" they were. If we're going with general stereotypes, (and believe me, that's all I am doing) I'm assuming the guy was Irish??